Tag: New Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

by on January 17, 2018 3:38 pm
As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AHRQ gathers and analyzes data on a massive scale, providing a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and clinicians. The AHRQ released 3 new practice updates in December: A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems: White Paper. Methods for… Read more Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

by on November 16, 2017 5:52 pm
In honor of Lane Library’s new exhibit on Stanford Medicine in WWI we feature a new e-book by Tracey Loughran. The 20th century saw the first instance of men serving in a combat zone for prolonged periods of time and the new psychological effects afflicted hundreds of thousands of survivors at a time when psychology… Read more Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain

Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

by on November 13, 2017 7:00 am
Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities; recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Originally published in 2003, revised in 2017 with the revisions noted by yellow triangle alert icons in the text. Adherence to these guidelines “… will decrease the risk of health-care associated infections among patients, especially… Read more Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

by on October 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Lane gratefully acknowledges the gift from the editor, Cholawat Pacharinsak, Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine … [S]erves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. Presents practical… Read more Handbook of laboratory animal anesthesia and pain management

AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

by on October 18, 2017 9:17 pm
In 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Comparative Health System Performance (CHSP) Initiative to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and… Read more AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

Board Review in Preventive Medicine and Public Health

by on October 13, 2017 3:08 pm
… prepares physicians for their initial and recertification board exams in the related specialties of preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine. Over 640 questions/answers that imitate material on specialty exams, each question is linked to a detailed answer. general public health, health management, health law community health, infectious disease occupational, aerospace, environmental, correctional (prison), clinical preventive… Read more Board Review in Preventive Medicine and Public Health

The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book

by on September 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Thieme produces wonderful medical e-books with very high quality graphics, such as The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book. Copiously illustrated, this set of exam review questions will also interest people in Critical Care, Pathology and Ophthalmology. This e-book provides a full-length practice exam that you can take with the same time constraints as the actual… Read more The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book

Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

by on September 7, 2017 5:11 pm
Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective also provides an international perspective as the authors and editors come mostly from The Netherlands.The 26 chapters in this e-book cover all manner of challenges affecting patients and care-givers as well as examination of possible public policy solutions. Recommended for anyone who works with elderly and/or… Read more Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections

by on August 11, 2017 7:37 am
In the last decades, several viruses emerged, as the consequence of cross-species passage from animal reservoirs to human being. Emerging infections always represent a significant challenge for public health system because knowledge about specific pathogens are generally little while at the same time we have few or no effective interventions. Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections… Read more Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Infections